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in mississippi if you can believe it. it is flying. we have reports of accidents on the roads. people are told to stay off the road ways. it's not like here in the midwest where we have the complement to get out there and plow the road ways. this is the south. it doesn't happen that often. look at this snow. we could get more snow in jackson mississippi than we have in chicago this year. you can see the temperatures cold enough for snow. 34 memphis. 35 nashville. you have to see a little bit of a mix as we head across the tennessee river valley. one ter storm warnings for jackson, up in huntsville, alabama. it will be mainly a rain event. as we head up toward the appalachian area we could get anywhere from 6-12 inches but a wide swath of 3 to 6 inches. winter is here across the south if you can believe it. anywhere from 3 to 6 to 12 inches in the mountains. we will be tracking it. people are told to stay off the road ways in the south. >> they will have the sleds out already this morning. >> if you have pictures send it to us. >> good idea. >>> now stories you can bank on this morning bad nis
will leread some of those lar in the show. >> the snow linked to at least one death in mississippi. a man died with his car hit a downed tree parts of mississippi and alabama. four inches of snow which is very rare. >> the storm downed trees and knocked out power to tens of thousands of people. a foot of snow is possible in some of the highest elevations. janice dean is tracking the storm for us. >> i would love to see pictures of the kids having fun. >> wouldn't you? >> oh, yeah. the worst of it is over but look at the southern snow totals over a foot of n-- snow in west virginia, virginia. kentucky 6.3. mississippi, akron 4 inches of snow. something they see maybe once every couple of years. that storm system that brought all of that southern snow is almost out of there. a little bit of extra snow and rain offshore. we are going to watch a series of clipper systems fast moving storms that come into canada and move over the northern planes. it will bring snow but also a reinforcing shot of cold air. 21 chicago, 25 st. louis, 29 nashville. 33 in charlotte. >> janice dean, thank you. stories yo
described as wild and dangerous. late last night a tornado touched down in mississippi. there are reports of two others hitting arkansas and missouri. several homes have been damaged trees down. this morning there are still tornado warnings as twoeld you in place. then there is indiana. severe storms also damaged homes there knocking out power and forcing roads to close. maria poll lemolina has been tr the storms. >> we are talking about severe weather on this january. we typically don't see temperatures this warm that is why we are eeiseeing severe wear outbreaks. another widespread risk over the panhandle mississippi and through southern pennsylvania. another day where many cities will be impacted by the strong to severe storms possible damaging wind gusts 60 miles an hour. others in itself can cause damage. we have reports of flooding and a flooding threat across places in the great lakes and midwest associated with the same storm system. many of the storms aren't fast moving and that's where we are seeing the flooding concern. heavy rainfall coming down right now. at this hour across
, southwest into mississippi. forecasters are also warning of severe flash floods. meteorologist janice dean is live from the our fox news weather center. southwest mississippi is what i should have said, right, jd? >> louisiana, mississippi, alabama all the way up the mississippi river, jon scott. tornado warnings, we've had several warnings throughout the morning and we have a tornado watch. that is good until 2:00 p.m. local time for portions of louisiana into mississippi. tornado watch meaning conditions are favorable for tornados and right there we have a tornado warning east of homa we're spotting strong rotation on doppler radar. earlier today we had a trained weather spotter indicate a tornado was on the ground around baton rouge. this is a very dangerous situation. also because we have so much heavy rainfall these tornados can be rain wrapped so you can't see them coming. the other part of this because we have so much heavy rain flash flood watches and warnings for much of portions of mississippi river valley along louisiana up towards the mississippi where you see the maroon shaded
, mississippi and hawaii. the advice from physicians. wash your hands and avoid touching your face and keep your germs to yourself. >> if they are sick, don't come to work and don't go to the mall and go to school . don't hang out with your friends. if you are sick stay home and cough in your sleeve and arms. learn -- boston is hit hard and the death tollis 6 . 18 in all of massachusetts. state public health officials say the early arrival and fierce symptoms this season is causing patients to flood emergency rooms and a rush on the vaccine. this year 130 million doses was flu vaccine ared and 112 million are used. supplies are running low in places. but vaccine is still available . new york state andrew cuomo declaring a state wide public health emergency and urging everyone to get the vaccine. since the twine flu epidemic vaccination rates increased in the u.s. . half . americans have still yet to get the vaccine in yearr. >> it is a difficult situation. thank you very much. turning now to a big story making headlines. vice-president joe biden is expected to report his recommendation on gun vi
out of this. 4-5 from louisiana up across the mississippi river valley. much needed rainfall unfortunately. too much of a good thing unfortunately in portions of louisiana. flash flooding in the areas where they are getting 1-2 inches an hour in some cases. satellite radar imagery this is a springtime storm. this is a winter time storm bringing winter weather advisories 6-12 to 18 inches of snow across the northern rockies and planes. we will continue to watch the storm systems. we will bring you the latest in tornado warnings today. back to you. >>> a woman fired from her job for refusing a flu shot? >> do you know someone who wakes up grumpy from getting up too early in the morning? some of us are crabbier than others and wait until you hear why. we will talk about that. so, we all set? i've got two tickets to paradise! pack your bags, we'll leave tonight. uhh, it's next month, actually... eddie continues singing: to tickets to... paradiiiiiise! no four. remember? whoooa whooaa whooo! you know ronny, folks who save hundreds of dollars by switching to geico sure are happy. a
across places like tennessee and kentucky and portions of mississippi and even places in the northeast dealing with some of the snow and also the freezing rain. we have freezing rain across the east. a quarter of an inch in the suburbs west of the city. we could have glaze on the roadways. snow over parts of new england. higher snowfall accumulations 3-5 inches of snow forecast. not a huge deal in terms of the snow. please be careful on the roads. lacking at freezing rain across area wesle and portions of kentucky. we have areas of plain rain across alabama and georgia. take a look at jackson that area to the north of you we have the freezing rain in jackson. temperatures holding up to show the rain refreeze. we have warnings in effect through tennessee and mississippi and northeastern portions of louisiana. talking about anywhere from 3-5 inches of snow forecast up state new york and southern new england into the state of maine. less than two-thirds of the country very chilly. 29 in dallas otherwise in florida on the warm side. 67 in tampa. >>> it is time now for stories you can bank
to mississippi and down to louisiana producing flooding out here with as much as five inches or more of rain being recorded in some areas. very heavy with some of these storms. taking a closer look, right now, down through mississippi and parts of western tennessee and up to kentucky and ohio, will be moving into the northeast. as far as flood warnings, portions in louisiana. red is flash flood warnings and we do have flooding going on. if you doing traveling in parts of the northeastern louisiana and mississippi, please be careful and do not drive through flooded roadways. we do have flooded roadways across western parts of kentucky and northern parts of ohio. how much more additional rainfall are we talking about? look at the shades in yellow and orange, still four inches expected because what this front is going to be spreading light rain in portions and in through tomorrow morning. keep that in mind for monday morning commute. it will stay stalled in places like mississippi, tennessee, virginia and north carolina. so you'll be dealing with it next several days coming up this workweek. we
this is a serious situation. the whole country is covered. mississippi, one state floating out there by itself. >> dana: that is a country named hawaii. is a for you, greg. mississippi, california, hawaii. those are the three. >> eric: every other state that is red, widespread. they still have it. it hasn't been -- >> bob: flu shot to mississippi. >> it's still there. it's yellow. red is the highest level. what do you do if you get the flu? what do you take? tea? honey? >> bob: i never had the flu. i can't tell you. >> eric: so i'll go next. >> andrea: what do we do about the sickness your head. >> eric: that is not the flu. >> dana: thankfully it's not contagious. >> bob: how do you know? >> eric: should we move on. snuggie, stay warm and get sleep. fresh orange juice and vitamin "c." maybe nyquil. for me, sleep. lack of sleep is when i get sus sent to believe the flu. cold and flu. when you get it, rest. >> dana: i believe in the flu shot. i have taken an informal survey of friends of mine, a lot of them are moms. they are against the flu shot. i didn't know how adamant they felt. one of my
as mississippi. farther north, including upstate new york, the storm dumped several inches of snow overnight and in some states it is still coming down. meteorologist janice dean is live. where is it going? >> it is going up to the northeast and we'll see a new storm system but extreme weather center living up to its name. nashville, 35, almost 50 degree difference in savannah. 52 in montgomery. 35 in jackson, mississippi. we'll talk about you in just a second. stationary front that has the warm air behind it. cold air and then we've got the mixing. just around the new york city area, driving could be tricky heading home. be extra careful north of new york, few inches of snow on the ground. we'll continue to monitor that. trace, let's talk about what is going to happen tomorrow. >> you know, jd, i'm concerned but i want to ask you two questions, what is going to happen tomorrow but i hear cold and hot coming up, you think volatile weather. any chance of that? >> we're not going to see severe weather, but because we have cold air at the surface it freezes on the contact. we could see potentia
of that storm system that is causing huge concerns across parts of mississippi. we have already picked up half an inch of ice accumulation which is dangerous for any one doing any driving. not going to move a whole lot. inpeeror portions of the east could be seeing snowfall and couple inches of accumulation. a freezing rain wouldn't be a concern for today with more ice expected. >> thank you very much. appreciate it. >> moving along would stories you can bank on this morning if you are looking to hill your home this would be a good year to do it. >> home prices will rise 6 percent this year on top of the 7 and a half percent increase last year. improving market will encourage more sellers to list their homes. that's good because the supply of homes for sales has fallen to a 7 year low as improving job market fuels purchases. >> other industry that saw higher sales at the automobile industry gm but one has taken the other. >> 9 top selling vehicles last year for toyota verses ghoents. toyota came roaring back with a 22 percent sales gain. not only did production return to normal for toyota but
associated with the storm system across texas and louisiana and mississippi valley. eventually some of the rain will head to the great lakes and the northeast by the end of this workweek. that is something to look forward to. it is because it is so mild out there. 41 in new york city. 50s in memphis. because it is so mild that's why you are not lacking at any storm system. rain is coming down over southeast louisiana and new oren leans. take a lookal dallas and austin. shadeings of yellow, orange even red those are very heavy rainfall rates. you are looking at dangerous conditions on the road throughout the morning hours. 4 inches of rain flash flood ago concern across the state of louisiana, arkansas and eastern texas ov the next couple days. >>> now to stories you can bank on this morning. you can't wait for the tax refund? you have to wait longer than usual thanks to congress. lauren simonetti joins us to explain all of this. how much longer? >> a little bit. the irs will begin processing individual tax returns at the end of the month 8 days later than usual. the agency had to wa
mississippi river valley and ohio river valley. now, first of all what we are dealing with across the northeast, we have a rain and a mix of freezing rain or sleet across the new york city area north of that is mainly a snow event and south of that is where we are getting the rainy weather. the temperature is on the rise. there is our winter mix headed into this evening, mainly snow for northern new england and it will clear out. watch the temperature rise because new york by wednesday, we will push the 60-degree mark. that is going to mean the threat for severe weather for a good part of the nation. so, tomorrow, the highs will be record-setting highs in a lot of the cities, 74 for dallas, 83 in san antonio, 77 in new orleans, 72 in atlanta. this is going to be a very spring-like scenario as we head through the next 24 to 48 hours because we are dealing with a cold front and will clash with very warm unstable air mass and that will give us the threat for hail, damaging wind, and even isolated tornadoes. as we go through the day on wednesday, this time tomorrow afternoon, we could
tore through mississippi uprooting trees. two other twisters touched down in arkansas and missouri. this morning large parts of the country are bracing for more. maria molina is tracking it all in the weather center. this has been a crazy overnight. >>maria: that's right. good morning. good to see you. unfortunately we still have more ongoing severe weather right now across parts of kentucky, the state of west virginia, down through portions of tennessee, alabama, mississippi. multiple states here involved. the severe weather this morning with a number of tornado watches in effect, many of these throughout the morning hours and the latest one issued across eastern concern concern including western portions of the state of virginia until 1:30 eastern time. a strong cold front continues to push eastward. ahead of it warm temperatures. that is what is helping the strong storms produce the severe weather. we had a number of tornado warnings issues. what these tornado warnings mean is there could currently be a tornado on the ground. you've got to take these warnings seriously. when the
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at this map right now. everywhere, but california, hawaii and mississippi, but the biggest concern is that the vaccine supply is already start to go run low. the fed say it's killed 20 children, no count yet how many adults have died. i'm kelly wright, now back to cavuto on business for the latest headlines, log on to foxnews.com. . >> neil: all right, these aren't jobs from the movie outbreak. a triage unit at a pennsylvania hospital, more are going up for treating the latest flu cases and it's not just hospitals across america that are feeling rundown. so is the american workplace and now workers are afraid to call in sick out of fear of losing their jobs, so that could be making that flu outbreak worse. >> absolutely. unemployment still at 7.8% and i think that managers in companies far and wide do enough to tell people to stay at home. but i think that fear is right and just. people are in deep, deep fear of getting fired. and so-- >> but they're afraid of guys like adam, taking an inch and running a mile. (laughter) >> sniffles and out of work for two weeks and mailing it in.
and hawaii and mississippi. but the biggest concern that the vaccine supply is running low . the neds say it has killed 20 children. no count yet of how many adults have died. a new report, lance armstrong plans to admit to doping throughout his career in an upcoming interview with ophrah winfrey. armstrong is not expected to go in specific details of his cheating on the interview. he was stripped of 7 titles and banned for life from the sport. i am kelley wright, we'll see you again at 1:00. back to forbes on fox. we need jobs but not walmart jobs, that's what yunce are saying where one in seven residents are out of work. they are petiddingsing from the employer from building a superstore and creating job in newark, new jersey. you say that unions are hurting the people they are trying to protect. >> walmart means lower prices and more jobs . that means you get more commerce and walmart is able to do this because of productivity and that's what the country is all about. going against walmart is like saying ban the ipods. >> i have periphial vision and i can see rick unger shaking his hea
. mississippi, california and hawaii are the only states not seeing a widespread outbreak. the vaccine is designated not to just help patient who is get the shot. it also helps overall in the community. so that fewer people are contagious and spreading the virus. >> jamie: that sure sounds helpful. thanks. >> eric: now for a look behind the news with liz trotta and her sunday commentary. >> general stanley miss crystal, a private citizen, has written a memoir, vigorously celebrated by the media this week, as he makes the rounds selling his career. curiously, he doesn't explain how his vaunted lessons in leadership got him fired fired 0 as commander of nato forces in afghanistan. but first are for a hit to his world view, consider the quotations he chose for the dedication page. lines from a 19th century poem by lord mccauley. with weeping and laughter, still is the story told, how well horatious kept the bridge in the brave days of old. the liance dramatize the legend of the roman warrior who single handedly saved rome from a howling etruiveggan attack on the last bridge into the city.
of it is what you described. it's fisheries in mississippi. i know sandy was big, but i don't think it hit alaska and it didn't hit mississippi. the roof tops in the the district of columbia, about half of what harry reid calls an emergency is pork. >> sean: now, this is obviously an abuse of power by the democrats. why do you think, congressman, that they did this? >> because they can. because nobody calls them on it. because those of house voted no today, for instance, because we had the unmitigated termerity to ask for an offset. frankly, governor christie wants to bully and berate and badger people into passing a bill no matter how pork-laden it is. we're 16 trillion dollars in debt and i don't think it's asking too much that we found offset, waste, fraud abuse, duplicative programming, something to pay for the 9 billion dollars that we spent today instead of mortgaging the future of our kids. i don't think it's too much to ask. >> sean: first of all, they should have moved quicker than this as the president promised he would do and secondly, i don't think that the people of the rockaw
. the cdc reports widespread flu activity in nearly every state except california, mississippi and hawaii. why mississippi would be there in the middle of things and not have a wid spread. probably has more to do with reporting than reality. it was widespread in just 41 states in the previous week. in eastern oklahoma one school district canceled classes because nearly one quarter of the 650 students report they came down with the flu bug. and we reported about shortages of flu vaccine in some areas in the united states including the city of summerville massachusetts but the cdc director says calm down with that. the overall picture is good and folks have plenty of opportunities to get the shot. >> if you haven't been vaccinated and want to be, better late than never but call the preprovider ahead of time. most of of the more than 130 million doses produced by vaccine manufacturers this year have already been given. >> shepard: and it is still too early to tell how bad flu season may yet turn out. it already killed at least 20 kids across the country as i mentioned. jonathan, what are you
from mississippi to georgia could see a wintry mix over the next 24 hours. officials already warning drivers to take it easy on the roads after freezing rain and sleet formed ice on roadways and places like memphis, tennessee. several inches of snow also piling up in some parts of the northeast today. but folks there might be used to that sort of weather in january. it is a different story down in dixie. chief meteorologist rick reichmuth with the first alert forecast for them and all of us in our extreme weather center. rick, hello. >> very cold down across parts of the the south. so much of the eastern part of the country has been so warm for the last few days. this is the last little pocket of that warmth from around atlanta down through florida. temps still looking good. back behind this very very cold air. that's where we have been seeing these storms stalled frontal boundary and impulses move along it freezing rain yesterday. that freezing rain down across the south brought snow today in across parts of the northeast. and we're still going to deal with the tail end of this acro
ite sale. said to be linked to one death already to the state of mississippi. highway patrol says a man died when his car hit a downed tree on highway 50. some parts of that state seeing up to four inches of snow today. alabama, hit georgia as well. of course folks in the south do not see that kind of weather very offensive. the storm follows days of heavy rain across much the area. as the system moves north towards washington, d.c. officials warn that wintry mix could trigger flooding up to a foot of snow in some areas. nic gregory fox five in new york tonight. hey, nick. >> hello bill, that storm is on track to do just that produce some heavy snow. it's doing it as you move through parts of carolina western carolina into southern western sections of virginia. some very heavy snows breaking out across that area now. the storm itself kind of swirling from north georgia and eventually kicking moving off to the south and east. no snow really for the atlanta area. the north georgia mountains will pick up some much the rain in some areas will change to snow as we talk about the northe
of kentuctennessee and mississippi. we have severe weather today in the form of tornadoes. damaging wind gusts large hail. most of the severe weather should be occurring later on today into the evening hours and overnight hours across this area. nightfall will be occurring while we could be looking at some of the severe weather. stay alert through out the day f. you live anywhere here you could be looking at severe weather. otherwise in the northern side of the storm system where temperatures are holding snow we have winter storm warnings in effect across northern portions of minnesota. we are expecting 6 inches of snow freezing rain advisories in northern wisconsin because of the icy meso curing on the roadways. heather and patti ann tomorrow more severe weather very wide expected from northern florida through portions of the mid atlantic. >> what was supposed to be a spectacular snowmobile stunt goes horribly wrong. >> should the leaders of bailed out banks get big fat bonus checks? they weren't supposed to. what happened would have any tax payer fuming. that's next. excuse me, sir i'm gonna have
swing is just extraordinary. heavy damage in states like mississippi and alabama where there were thousands without power today. large chunks of hail and ferocious winds causing a lot of problems. anna kooiman has more from our newsroom watching all of this. what is going on outside? >> reporter: good morning to everybody at home. we are expecting very strong winds here in the northeast later today and conditions are changing quickly and severe weather threats are shifting east today after a major storm system has already torn through the nation's midsection and much of the south. the national weather service saying the threat of tornados is highest in northeast texas, northern louisiana, northwest mississippi, southeast missouri and arkansas. folks in tennessee experiencing widespread flooding, saturating the ground and causing trees and power lines to topple. at least one death confirmed by police there. the one person in arkansas struck by lighting -- lightning according to reports. the noaa reports tornado damage in arkansas, missouri, mississippi and indiana. this as cold and
approval. joining me now to talk about that and many other thicks, former mississippi governor, republican, haley barbour. thank you for coming in. >> i hope the president doesn't try to do that. to try to take away from the congress the power that the constitution directly gives the congress. that is the power to -- to spend, the power to control the debt. i know that the treasury department has announced they are not going to do it. i hope they stick to that decision because this is -- we should never have a situation where one person-- the president -- can put our country deeper, deeper, deeper in debt. we are doing a bad job of that now. it would be really bad if it was not -- if the congress let their control go. >> shannon: you saw the white house press secretary says it is not something we are going to do or are prepared to do. but we have a all right from dozens of democrats in the house and on the senate side, saying we have to do something if we are faltering. they are saying that the republicans are holding the country hostage if they don't vote for the debt ceiling, saying we n
states folks visit. mississippi, alabam louisiana or florida, they're gonna love it. shaul, your alabama hospitality is incredible. thanks, karen. love your mississippi outdoors. i vote for your florida beaches, dawn. bill, this louisiana seafood is delicious. we're having such a great year on the gulf, we've decided to put aside our rivalry. now is the perfect time to visit anyone of our states. the beaches and waters couldn't be more beautiful. take a boat ride, go fishing or just lay in the sun. we've got coastline to explore and wildlife to photograph. and there's world class dining with our world famous seafood. so for a great vacation this year, come to the gulf. its all fabulous but i give florida the edge. right after mississippi. you mean alabama. say louisiana or there's no dessert. this invitation is brought to you by bp and all of us who call the gulf home. martha: that is a horrible story. just breathing is making people sick in china's capital. a haze of pollution enveloping beijing and other parts of northwestern china is blame for increase in respiratory disease. the chin
that whatever is done actually is a solution to the problem. >> former mississippi governor haley barber summarized the general republican argument against strict gun control this morning, on meet the press, by saying simply, that if you make it a crime to have a gun, only criminals will have guns. >> harris: what about all the talk about a potential bill to ban assault weapons being introduced? where do we stand on that? >> reporter: harris, we heard this morning, that two democratic senators, dianne feinstein from california and richard blumenthal from connecticut plan to introduce that soon and freshman senator chris murphy, a democrat from connecticut who attended several funerals for sandy hook elementary students before he was sworn in said he will support that legislation and told us more about it. >> it's a tighter ban than the previous ban. and it will address high capacity magazines, but the fact is that as soon as we pass that ban, back in the 1990's, the gun manufacturers found a way around it and other states, like new jersey and california, have passed much stricter bans an
seafood. soome to the gulf, you'll have a great time. especially in alabama. you mean mississippi. that's florida. say louisiana or there's no dessert. brought to you by bp and all of us who ca the gulf home. >> sean: welcome back to this special edition of hannity. now, today to succeed in business, it takes more than a good product, good marketing. it also take as dedication to feeding the beast that is america's new boom town. when most of us visit washington, d.c. who don't come on commercial jets. private corporate jets because in washington, d.c., america's new boom town booming. there is an airport not too far from here out west that literally has 70,000 that is not to mention dulles airport that has a new jet center to house corporate jets. it was sold out almost immediately when it opened. >> why do they come? they come here because this is where the money is. washington, d.c. is a town that has a business and that business is government. it gives them the opportunity to fret around all sorts of cash. and that looking for. 40 years ago, american corporations didn't have much us
a brand new storm system impacting texas and mid mississippi valley. it will be producing a lot of heavy rain. that's why we are looking at a flooding concern. the good news today with the weather is we are experiencing mild temperatures in places like the northeast. new york city the high temperature today at 47 degrees. rapid city 45 degrees for your high temperature and 50 into the 50s as we head into the afternoon in denver and colorado. looking at mild air in place. the storm system across texas already starting to reduce isolated showers across the eastern part of the state also areas in brownsville southern tip of texas. we are looking at a lot of heavy rain over the next several days associated with the storm system across eastern texas northern louisiana and places in sashing saw. the purple you see could be areas looking at 8 inches of rain. a lot of heavy rain with the storm system. some of the rain could come in the form of severe weather with large hail damaging wind gusts and even isolated tornadoes possible. heads up if you live in brownsville or austin or houston you coul
on these farmers an ranchers. the right now the corps of engineers is focused on the mississippi river and able to get crops. jenna: i heard some of the barges are own half full is that right? because the weight, they're worried about running aground? >> that's correct. the river is basically down to a very minimum in terms of barge traffic and as a result, the corps is working to clear up a channel for the barges that requires work to clear out rocks that have been there forever obviously. they're doing it on expedited basis. this interrupts the flow of traffic which is infortunate. fortunately we still have traffic on the mississippi. there were concerns we might not even have it at this point in time. we have to keep our fingers crosses that the water will flow down the mississippi. jenna: you think about droit and barren fields but how important the mississippi river is to commerce in country. they ended up extending the old farm bill. the question of the role of government we talk about a lot these days. i was doing interviewing and research leading up to this segment. i got two different
'll have a great time. especially in alabama. you mean mississippi. that's florida. say louisiana or there's no dessert. brought to you by bp and all of us who ca the gulf home. martha: we're watching a very bizarre situation. somewhere around 3:00 this morning a woman fell between a building and a cinder block wall in portland, oregon. she was there three hours before somehow discovered. perhaps the morning commute was starting, somebody might have heard her. there is a huge effort to get her out of there, wedged in about a 12 inch space we understand it. her feet are not touching the ground, according to some reports. she is literally hanging wedged between the two walls. they have opened up a section of the wall so they can see her is our understanding and she can see them which has to be huge relief for her. we're watching this rescue effort. it is, we expect that, you know, we're going to see them pull her out shortly. bill: that's right. this reporter is terrific by the way. kptv out of portland, oregon. she had a lieutenant, was it collins did she say during the commercial break. if
snowmen in mississippi. parts of mississippi seeing more snow than chicago. it's crazy. look at that snow. it is just about ending for jackson but moving northward into meridian, up towards oxford, mississippi, tupelo, and this will continue up towards tennessee and alabama. we could see several inches of snow before all said and done. throughout the morning we'll see icy travel unfortunately, bad time to be on the roadways. stay at home. make those southern snowmen, those southern snow angels. be safe. i'm sure the kids are loving it. heading into tonight and overnight, the mid-atlantic region, the southern appalachians you will see the biggest amount of snow totals, six to 12 inches. let's look at the travel forecast. thursday 1:00, watching snow move into alabama and tennessee. temperatures dropping as it continues to move north and eastward, seeing that snow move along the appalachians into north carolina and virginia. the temperatures will drop and the snow will start to fly. in some cases one to four, even six inches of snow. as you see as the storm exits the temperatures are going
the flu is now widespread in 47 states, everywhere, but california, hawaii and mississippi the biggest concern is that the vaccine supply is already starting to run low. the feds say it's killed 20 children, no count yet of how many adults have died. and president obama speeding up transition in afghanistan, announcing there will be less u.s. troops there starting this spring. this, after a high stakes meeting with afghan president karzai at the white house. the steps winding down the military presence after the mission ends in afghanistan in 2014. our troops will soon be training, advising and assisting afghan forces, no word yet how many have to stay behind. i'm kelly wright, now, back to bulls and bears. >> brenda: we may have just discovered why america's so in it debt. two out of five americans are receiving some form of government assistance. that's 128 million people, a number that's growing faster than the u.s. population. so, until we reverse this trend, will our debt keep going full steam ahead? toby, what do you say? >> of course it will and reverse this trend. remember, 10,
in the rush to escape. >> parts of the mississippi river back open to traffic this morning after two barges hit a bridge. both ships were heavily damaged one carrying 80,000 gallons of oil started leaking. crews were able to contain the leak. they don't know how much oil seep nude the river. an oil sheen could be seen 3 miles away. they are being used to absorb it and the bridge was not damaged. >> the skroon actor's guild award saw another big winner last night. >> the oscar goes to the cast of "argo." >> overall kasper form man's. it comes after the golden globes. >> they came to work every single day whether they had a line tore a lack to somebody or two lines or ten lines or something i couldn't understand in farsi and they wanted to kill it. >> also jennifer lawrence for her role in play book and daniel day-lewis for his role in lincoln. >> 8 senators from both parties for a broad overall of immigration lawsuit. >> this happening one day before the president heads to las vegas to unveil more details about his own immigration proposal. >> kelly wright has more. >> patti ann and heather
weather across places in louisiana, mississippi. that cold air across places in the west will actually impact portions of this frontal system. we'll be seeing freezing rain across northeastern portions of the state of louisiana and west central portions of mississippi. we could actually be seeing accumulations of ice out here of up to half an inch. please be careful on the road ways. >>steve: maria, thank you very much. >>gretchen: coming up, could james bond be the answer to the gun debate? vice president joe biden thinks yes. how close are we to making that smart gun a reality. up next. >>peter: a big change comes in happy meals. find out what's in, what's out. there's the sign to the bullpen. here he comes. you wouldn't want your doctor doing your job, the pitch! whoa! so why are you doing his? only your doctor can determine if your persistent heartburn is actually something more serious like acid reflux disease. over time, stomach acid can damage the lining of your esophagus. for many, prescription nexium not only provides 24-hour heartburn relief, but can also help heal acid-relat
of east texas, louisiana in towards mid mississippi river valley. little stripe of snow behind it as the cold air filters in and we do have the cold conditions across the far northern plains blowing snow this morning is. we will continue to see all the snow yesterday blowing around today it's going to remain windy. this somewhere the cold temperatures are. not a lot of precipitation. might see snow this morning and again across the great vine of southern california. get yesterday for cold for the next four or five days. back to you inside. >> thanks so much, rick. >> let's talk about what's going on in the academy awards. nominations just announced this week there were some surprises. namely that ben affleck was passed over for director and kathryn bigelow was passed over for director for zero dark 30. that came as a huge surprise. what everybody is saying is that she was passed over not because of lack of skill but because of politics. in fact, some people in the academy are going so far as to say that they will not vote for zero dark 30 because they don't like the politics th
from mississippi. she will do a dry run next week so doctors can make sure she is ready. robin roberts has already survived breast cancer. you go, robin. before we go our team stops by number 5 britain's royal baby is due in july. that's the word from prince william ace office which has rumors kate and william are having twins. they are not. demolition crews tore down the apartment where lee harvey oswald lived. number 3 kim jim you think crimes against humanity say little has changed there. number 2 president obama telling congress to raise the debt
for their retirement. then there is the a terptive mississippi tax or amt to force taxpayers to compute their taxes twice. once under the regular rules that permit deductions for dependents and the state and local taxes and then under amt rules that do not permit deductions. don't forget the dependency deduction, child tax credit and earned income tax credit. all of which relate to cost of raising kids but have different requirement based on the child's location and legal status. experts say not to expect meaningful tax reform this year. >> you have a clear commitment on the part of president obama and democrats to use tax reform as means of raising extra revenue. not creating re-knew neutrality. if you try to raise revenue out of tax reform you will get higher rates. >> at the news conference, president obama made clear what he thinks about the 4 million words simplifying them or using them to promote economic growth are not priorities. >> from the start, my concern was making sure that we had a tax code that was fair. and protected the middle class. >> another related reason who i the tax code re
on flood zones. >> shepard: that happened in south mississippi as well, the waiting was so difficult. it can't be easy to watch your home go down like this. mighty tough? >> reporter: yeah. some people are not watching. we met thewoman who own this is house. it was hard for her to talk. she walked away before the job was done. we met a family yesterday that sent their mother to texas so she wasn't there for the pain of seeing all of those memories bulldozed. we spoke to ray wilier, who spent 52 years, he and his family in a house, he was raised there with five siblings. he says he hopes to rebuild but calls this an emotional roller coast every. >> one day you have 800 volunteers, handing out gift cards for gas or food. a little girl was giving me cupcakes. it was amazing humanity. the next day, you find out you were booted, nasomebody kicked in your basement window and robbed all your plumbing. >> reporter: if you ask these people about insurance, most of them laugh and shake their head. one man told me it was horrible and just not right. most of them are waiting to get paid. >> shep
for fishery disasters and places like mississippi and alaska, now, somebody correct me if i'm wrong, but i don't think that alaska was affected by hurricane sandy. now, $20,000 let's see for a new car for department of justice inspector general, 2 million dollars to fix museum roof tops in d.c. by the way, this is only a few of the items, but there is he' another aspect of the story that we need to talk about. now, throughout all of the blatant politicizing, well, our fearless president, he's remained silent because it's funny during the several photo opes that he promised the victims he would be there for them. you may remember this. >> we are here for you. and we will not forget, we will follow up to make sure that you get all the help you need until you rebuild. we are not going to tolerate red tape. we're not going to tolerate bureaucracy. >> sean: that was the president when politics mattered and that was our compassionate leader how he sounded on the campaign trail and millions of dollars
states. everywhere except california, mississippi and hawaii. tonight concerns about the shortages of vac seep and tamiflu treatment especially for children. one doctor says he is urging patients in their 30's to try to recover without tamiflu. i tell my patients in the 30 year old range tested positive. you are young, you are lelty, you are going to do fine with this. you should probably let to ride it out and save tamiflu for somebody who needs it. >> anna kooiman is here now. we are hearing reports today that the flu is widespread and hearing from others maybe it is slowing down. what is the fact? >> we are hearing both sides. you are right. while we did see an early and quick start to the flu season this year. health officials point out that we do often see flu reaching epgd levels in the winter. this outbreak may a peaked like the south. this strain seems to be stronger and making people sicker longer. hospitals around the country have seen spikes since flu related conditions and deaths. comparatively the last few years including boston where the mayor also declared a public health e
lowest unemployment rate east of the mississippi. that is way we're growing. every governor has to make a decision and mine is more jobs. >> neil: and president says if it comes to the debt ceiling it's the republicans's fault. what do you think of that? >> i would say that is nonsense to some degree. for 30 years we have overspent, overpromised and overborrowed and now we are broke and bills are due. we have a democratic administration with no courage and no guts and no leadership when it comes to cutting spending and reforming entitlements and paying our bills. to use this and blame republicans, i think is irresponsible. we cannot keep borrowing at this rate. we just jumped up the national debt four trillion dollars on new year's day with no end in sight. somebody has to say enough is enough. i think they need to start having a serious discussion in the white house in how we are going to cut spending. >> neil: governor, thank you very much. >> all right. if he was getting all the red carpet buzz of the golden globes last night. >> oh, my god! >> you need a tremendous amount of beauty
the southwest. big ben could get up towarwards inches of snow. there is your rain event across mississippi, alabama. we are seeing snow across lake michigan, ontario. lake-effect snow not a big deal. travel forecast it is 8 in boston. traveling looks good for much of the country from new york to san francisco. bundle up, right, heather? >> yes, bundle up. it is still cold. it is still cold. >> no one ever blames you. >> never janice. you are awesome. >> now to stories you can bank on this morning. good news to investors as they respond to the fiscal cliff deal. long-term it might be a different story. lauren simonetti from the fox business network joins us to explain. good morning. >> good morning. good to see you. >> cold outside hot on wall street. the first trading day saw the dow biggest point gain in the year. all three indexes soared between 2 and 3 percent. it is likely the fiscal cliff lieu fore yaw soared today talking the next fiscal cliff about the debt ceiling and cut government spending. some investors remain bullish. as january goes so goes the year. we could see 10 percent r
, in the new season. you moved to mississippi and i know i was watching some of your stuff on-line last night and with the new season in mississippi, they've got mud there that you didn't have before and when you're working with the gators, that's dangerous. >> yeah. it's a big change from florida. we didn't know what to expect until we got to mississippi. and as soon as we jumped off that first boat into the mud and we sank up to our necks, we were like, what did we get ourselves into? >> brian: up to your neck? >> yeah. the mud was horrible. >> steve: the gator can be on top of the mud, but you're stuck in it and suddenly advantage gator. >> exactly. >> they're still lightning fast in that mud and we're the opposite. >> gretchen: brian and i had a chance to actually do some work with some gators recently. >> brian: if you like this footage, maybe we could work on footage. it was scaring 500,000 people. so i rounded it up. i got on its back and pressed it into the ground. >> gretchen: i took on a bigger critter. wait until you see the one that i ended up wrestling. >> steve: it's down at the
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